Day: September 6, 2016

Who will end the year as World No. 1: Kerber or Williams?

Written by Liz Charre, President It has been a roller coaster ride in women’s tennis this year. Rankings have dropped and risen for so many players but the woman that has grabbed the most attention this year is World No. 2 Angelique Kerber. Kerber has had an extraordinary start of the year winning her first ever grand slam trophy. She was able to pull the upset and beat World No. 1 Serena Williams in the final of the Australian Open back in January. Since then, she has qualified and played for several finals. Kerber was ranked No. 7 in the world when she entered the Australian Open. She then reached the final, won, and by February moved up in the rankings to World No. 2. However, it has been a chase for World No. 1. Kerber won several tournaments and pushed Serena Williams to her limit. Williams, on the other hand, has struggled this year. She has not competed in many tournaments nor has won, therefore allowing Kerber to taking the No. 1 seed. Before …

The new face of politics and how students can get involved

Written by Beatriz Garay, Staff Writer Change occurs every single day whether they are minor or major. But have you ever thought about a change within the relationships students have with politics? Ulection, a grassroots organization, is “a dedicated space where citizens, candidates, and elected officials can discuss the issues that matter to their communities,” according to their website. This program was created in San Francisco by Michael Henne and Daniel Alvidrez with the purpose of resolving the issue of money in politics, and also creating a platform where students and millennials can connect with their community’s political process. The inspiration behind the creation of Ulection was due to the lack of resources. “I found it very difficult to learn about the issues my candidates cared about… they all had their own websites and commercials and flyers [that] they created [which] lacked substance,” said Henne. Ulection allows people to join a campaign in order for candidates to build their volunteer support groups from the ground up, he said. It allows students to voice their concerns …